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Blowout Prevention System

A blowout endangers lives of the crew, can destroy a rig worth millions of dollars, wastes valuable hydrocarbons, and may damage the environment. In a blowout, fluid (oil, gas, or salt water) erupts from the well, usually with great force, and can ignite into a roaring inferno, especially if the fluid contains gas.

In the Blowout Prevention System module you will learn:
  • How a blowout happens
  • Causes and signs of a potential well blowout
  • Purpose and components of a blowout prevention system
  • Special equipment required for blowout prevention on offshore rigs
  • Auxiliary equipment that may be used with the blowout prevention system
  • Use of blowout preventers during normal and abnormal conditions
  • How blowouts are prevented when a kick is detected

  • The following lessons include audio presentations, animations, interactive exercises, and practice quizzes:
  • Lesson 1—Introduction
  • Lesson 2—BOP Components and Equipment
  • Lesson 3—Offshore BOP Equipment
  • Lesson 4—Auxiliary BOP Equipment
  • Lesson 5—Use of Blowout Prevention System
  • Quiz
  • Glossary
    This module should take approximately 60–90 minutes to complete. A passing score earns you a Certificate of Completion.

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    For multiple licenses or to use the Blowout Prevention System e-learning module in training, please contact us at 800.687.4132 or 512.471.5940 or by sending an email to

    Catalog No. 92.M0710 - $95.00 for 12 months


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